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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #75 on: June 30, 2017, 10:30:32 am »
CC is so out of touch.  Even to the end she is going to go out calling it "bending the rules" and scoffing "I wish Mr. Horgan and Dr. Weaver the best" with a raised eyebrow like a petulant teenager.

FPTP may favour right of centre parties, but it's not bending the rules when the left of centre parties finally get their poop together and put together a plan of action TOGETHER.

58% voted against the Liberals and only got 1 extra seat.  58%!!!  1 extra seat!!!

You wanna cry unfair, welcome to the club.  See how the rest of us have felt watching you rule in a majority without majority votes.  You think that's fair?

K, rant over.  Have a lovely Friday, board. 

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« Reply #76 on: June 30, 2017, 02:08:21 pm »
It is perfectly fair how everything has developed.

May not be ideal, although if CC resigns and a leadership contest is held then that will provide some stability to the mathematically challenged minority.

I would have preferred the GP to have done the mathematically right thing and joined with the LP but I now look forward to the NDP destroying them.

Weaver should have voted for the financing legislation put forth by the Liberals.  You just know the LP and NDP are raising money until the legislation is brought in again (by the fall?). 
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« Reply #78 on: July 25, 2017, 11:08:24 pm »
Here is where rubber meets road: new BC Premier John Horgan met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today.  While there are easy topics for Trudeau and Horgan to talk about-- aid for communities affected by BC forest fires, for example-- these guys are going to crash head-on when it comes to pipelines. They can't both win here.

Trudeau has approved pipelines.  Trudeau's progressive allie in Alberta, Rachel Notley, is heavily invested in supporting pipelines.  Horgan campaigned against pipelines. They can't all agree.  Something has to give. This will get ugly.

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« Reply #79 on: July 25, 2017, 11:35:14 pm »
I think Horgan was backed into a corner where he shouldn't have found himself and now he's stuck....

The twinning of the pipeline and extra traffic didn't seem like a bad compromise to most people.

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« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2017, 12:19:34 am »
I was listening to an industry spokesman on CBC Radio 1 this morning, and he suggested that only a small portion of people believe "no pipelines" and that a majority, in both BC and Alberta, support pipelines provided that safety and environmental objectives can be met.  I'd like to believe that's the truth, and I think that's the view that both Trudeau and Notley take as well. However I'm not convinced that Horgan, Weaver, or the bulk of their supporters agree.

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« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2017, 12:55:42 pm »
I don't think it's about killing pipelines per se, but killing pipelines and finding alternative methods to boost the economy.

Notley has done a pretty good job given her predicament and I don't think people give her enough credit.  She's doing what she has to do given the province she's governing, but overall she's put in effort to boost the economy with alternative energy like wind energy.

When it comes to pipelines she's the outlier, not Horgan.  Horgan is on the right track I think.

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« Reply #82 on: July 28, 2017, 12:36:57 pm »
Christie Clark is resigning. This is probably pretty good news for Liberal supporters. She did a lot of harm for the party overall.

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« Reply #83 on: July 28, 2017, 05:43:11 pm »
Christie Clark is resigning. This is probably pretty good news for Liberal supporters. She did a lot of harm for the party overall.

BF thinks she'll run for the Conservatives next election.

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« Reply #84 on: July 28, 2017, 10:23:59 pm »
Ha, that would be very fitting.  Initially I thought she wouldn't want to play for a losing team, but hey maybe that would be a good revival for the party.

Interesting theory! 

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« Reply #85 on: July 30, 2017, 02:14:50 pm »
Christie Clark is resigning. This is probably pretty good news for Liberal supporters. She did a lot of harm for the party overall.

I'm don't agree... I think it was the party as a whole that people got tired of, not Christie in particular. I think she won them an election they would have lost without her in 2013.

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #86 on: July 30, 2017, 05:09:51 pm »
I'm glad she is gone and hope that someone good can come along to replace her.

My visa card was hacked so I was issued a new one right about the time it came out that Crusty was getting paid from the Party itself.

So, I did not bother to contact them to renew my monthly tax deductible donation.  But glad I'm a member so I get to help select the next leader.

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #87 on: July 30, 2017, 05:15:03 pm »
Saw John Horgan last night in the flesh.

Wife got into the Sooke Fine Arts show for the first time so we decided to go to the event.

And there he was - he attends this thing each year but being Premier and all it was unexpected that he actually showed up.

Funny guy, along with the President of the Sooke FA Show, who had a pretty good comedy routine going.

At any rate, the security for him was low key which is good - civilization in our own backyard.

He is a big supporter of the arts which is good.

Nevertheless, neither my wife nor I would vote for the guy. 

My wife actually clapped for him less than I did. 

I think her blonde hair and blue eyes make her further to the right than....

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« Reply #88 on: July 30, 2017, 08:34:16 pm »
Bet JT gives her a cushy high  commisioner job in some nice expensive city.
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« Reply #89 on: July 30, 2017, 10:12:45 pm »
I'm don't agree... I think it was the party as a whole that people got tired of, not Christie in particular. I think she won them an election they would have lost without her in 2013.

 -k

No doubt Liberal fatigue played a role, and I can't really agree or disagree with your hypothetical scenarios, but just going by my personal experiences, I found a lot of people who typically support the Liberal party didn't support her and would've preferred to see a new leader.  Our friend msj here is one example from what he said on this thread and Derek 2.0 voiced similar sentiments on MLW.  IRL, my husband was one, as were several friends and some business associates. 

She wasn't particularly amiable character to many.